Eating habits in toddlers.

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  1. Marissap

    Marissap New Member

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    My son is very choosy about his eatables, how can I make him get into proper diet intake, that too without running after him.
     
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  3. featherhead

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    Good luck I've had some picky eaters. My current youngest is the worst. To start, she is allergic to dairy, eggs, and rice, and then she refuses to eat any meat. Nothing I can do will make her it eat. Now she is starting to refuse other foods she previously has eaten. I still serve them to her, and if she doesn't eat them, I often have to resort to bribing with something she does like. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Yesterday she didn't want to finish the piece of bread that she asked for, so for every few bites I gave her a blueberry, and she ended up finishing the bread.
     
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    Lindina Active Member

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    One thing I've learned about kids is that they will not starve themselves, and that given the chance they'll even themselves out over time with appropriate nutrients. That is, just present a plate with healthy choices on it, with teensy portions of each thing you're having on it, like a teaspoon of peas, a golf ball size portion of mashed potatoes, a cubic inch of meat, 3 baby spinach leaves..... Serve only at eating time (mealtime or snacktime but not in between). What they eat, they eat. Next snack time, a tablespoon of cubed apple pieces, or whatever you're serving. If they want more, certainly provide it, without comment, but otherwise ignore it. Some days they might eat very little, but in a few days, they'll start to choose to eat more, and over a period of time, like a week or two, their choices will eventually balance out and begin to pick up.
     
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    Eveline Page New Member

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    Tie him up! :D My son is also a picky eater his favorite is french fries so what I did was shaped chicken breast into fries and I got him to eat that. It's a matter of dressing up the food that he likes or copying what it looks like to a different ingredients. Plus I also give him vitamins for added nutrients.
     
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    I do that too. Hide the food. You can puree them to add to the sauce or hide in meatballs or veggie patties.
     
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    Try to make the food more attractive for kids. My wife do some decorations with vegetables and lemon slice.
     
  8. Natalie Dwyer

    Natalie Dwyer New Member

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    another option to tempt them to eat it is to add some fun toppings like vegan marshmallows, dye-free sprinkles, and even some chocolate chips...cereal is fun too!
     

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